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Valley Cup off to typically hot, semi-miked start

Valley Cup off to typically hot, semi-miked start

Brandon Alvarado, Staff Writer
September 29, 2014
Filed under Humor, News, PV Life

Last Wednesday, the students of Pascack Valley gathered into the gym for the first time of the new school year. For returning students, we were reminded of the heat that the gym carries due to the excited student body getting ready to compete with their peers. For the freshmen, they were able to experience...

Spirit Week kicks off with sports jersey day

Spirit Week kicks off with sports jersey day

September 24, 2014
Filed under News, PV Life, Uncategorized

PV's Valley Cup Week has included dress-up days featuring sports jerseys, tie-dyes, and green. Today will be the first Valley Cup assembly. Among the activities will be a faculty vs. student half-court basketball game. Keep visiting The Smoke Signal for points results and highlights followin...

Quiet time during Pascack Period

Quiet time during Pascack Period

Brianna Ruback, Staff Writer
September 22, 2014
Filed under News, PV Life

The Pascack Period at Valley has been talked about left and right, but starting last Wednesday, Sept. 17, it became a reality. There were various courses offered from “The Art of Food” to the “History of Photography as an Art Form” to SAT and college application classes. However, not everyone...

Pascack Period launches

Pascack Period launches

Sydney Feinberg
September 22, 2014
Filed under News, PV Life

After much speculation, the time has finally come! From “Sisterhood and Society” to “BBQ & Smoking Foods” the Pascack Period is giving students a wide variety of classes to take. The classes are being called “Learn to Learn” classes, and Wednesday was officially the first day that they...

Freshmen adjusting to life at PV

Rebecca Silverman
September 11, 2014
Filed under PV Life

The courtyard appears to be the hot new place to be during lunch. Gathered in one of the corners of it recently were several members of the class of ‘18. Freshmen Elizabeth, Julia, and Lauren Parisi, (triplets)  Sophia Velasco, Vanessa Pikulski, and Olivia Stalknecht appeared to be eating happily...

Breakfast made easy: Egg muffins

Breakfast made easy:  Egg muffins

Rachel Barcelona
September 11, 2014
Filed under PV Life

This is such a fun spin on your classic breakfast. For the recipe below, I chose to use chorizo and zucchini in my egg muffin, but you can change the recipe to your liking. I love this because it creates extra time in the morning for more important things like sleeping. Ingredients: 8-9 eggs, beaten ...

Early returns are positive for rotating schedule

Early returns are positive for rotating schedule

Brianna Ruback, Staff Writer
September 11, 2014
Filed under News, PV Life

Pascack Valley’s rotating schedule has created quite the buzz around school this week and last, to say the least. From the new “Pascack Period” to classes going out of order to 88-minute periods, it's a stark difference from the way school used to operate in the past. The first day of school...

Opinion: PV’s New Common Lunch

Opinion: PV’s New Common Lunch

Kayla Shafran, Staff Writer
September 7, 2014
Filed under Opinion, PV Life

The new school year brought many changes to Pascack Valley, and with the new rotating block schedule comes a common lunch. To handle all students buying lunch at the same time, there are now three areas to buy lunch in the school: the cafeteria, the new gym concession stand, and at kiosks outside...

Slockett relinquishes role as Smoke Signal adviser

Slockett relinquishes role as Smoke Signal adviser

Justin Cook, Co-Editor-in-Chief
August 31, 2014
Filed under PV Life

After ten years of serving as club adviser of The Smoke Signal, Mrs. Bonnie Slockett will be stepping down from her position, leaving fellow English teacher Mr. Bill Rawson in charge of the paper. For a decade, Slockett has been a major influence on The Smoke Signal. She has worked extremely hard to...

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